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Stripey house owner gets green light to demolish it

The multi-million pound townhouse is definitely vibrant. Credit: PA Images

A homeowner who gave her multi-million pound house a bright candy-stripe paint job finally has the go ahead to demolish it.

Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring always denied the red and white paint job was done to spite her neighbours, who had objected to her plans to redevelop the three-storey property in Kensington, west London.

The property developer had planned to replace the building with a new home and change its use from storage to residential.

Her neighbour, Niall Carroll, asked the High Court to quash a planning inspector's decision to grant permission for the work, claiming the inspector had failed to give adequate reasons for his conclusions.

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In October 2016, Mrs Justice Lang accepted that it appeared that the inspector misdirected himself in law in his consideration of the possible future reversion.

But in a ruling made public today, three judges in the Court of Appeal restored the inspector's original decision, saying it would actually benefit the area.